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dc.creatorMuller, Christian W.en_US
dc.creatorRodrigo, Chirantha P.en_US
dc.creatorJames, William H. IIIen_US
dc.creatorPillsbury, Nathan R.en_US
dc.creatorZwier, Timothy S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-29T12:41:03Z
dc.date.available2009-07-29T12:41:03Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier2009-MF-06en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1811/38044
dc.descriptionAuthor Institution: Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2084en_US
dc.description.abstract\begin{wrapfigure}{r}[0cm]{5.5cm} \vspace{-0.5cm} \hspace*{-0.2cm} \epsfig{width=0.37\textwidth,file=B4HPM-1-new.eps} \end{wrapfigure} The close proximity of two identical ultraviolet chromophores render \textit{bis-}(4-hydroxyphenyl)methane~(\mbox{B4HPM}) an interesting case for the study of the dependence of excitonic coupling on the distortion along low-frequency large-amplitude vibrational coordinates, in particular the phenol ring torsional coordinates present in~\mbox{B4HPM}. We have studied the fluorescence excitation spectrum, the UV-UV holeburning spectra and several single vibronic level fluorescence spectra of the $\tilde{A}^{1}B(\mathrm{S}_{1})$\,$\leftarrow$\,$\tilde{X}^{1}A(\mathrm{S}_{0})$ and the $\tilde{B}^{1}A(\mathrm{S}_{2})$\,$\leftarrow$\,$\tilde{X}^{1}A(\mathrm{S}_{0})$ transition of all three conformers of~\mbox{B4HPM} in a supersonic jet. Excitonic splitting between the two chromophores shifts the second excited state $\mathrm{S}_{2}$\,$\leftarrow$\,$\mathrm{S}_{0}$ by merely $132\,\mathrm{cm}^{-1}$ from the $\mathrm{S}_{1}$\,$\leftarrow$\,$\mathrm{S}_{0}$ origin in both symmetric conformers. The analysis of the dispersed fluorescence spectra of the $\mathrm{S}_{2}$ origins reveals that these levels are internally mixed with nearby~$\mathrm{S}_{1}$ vibronic levels, providing a fingerprint of the levels involved in the mixing. The dispersed fluorescence spectra of several low-energy $\mathrm{S}_{1}$\,$\leftarrow$\,$\mathrm{S}_{0}$ vibronic transitions of a specific conformer were taken under systematic variation of the collision frequency in the region where supersonic jet and laser pulse train intersect. These spectra reveal fluorescence contributions from the other two conformers, thus indicating the presence of low-energy conformational barriers~($\sim$\,$40$--$80\,\mathrm{cm}^{-1}$) in the $\mathrm{S}_{1}$ state of~B4HPM.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOhio State Universityen_US
dc.titleCONFORMATIONAL ISOMERIZATION OF \textit{bis}-(4-HYDROXYPHENYL)METHANE IN A SUPERSONIC JET EXPANSION. PART II: INTERNAL MIXING AND LOW BARRIER POTENTIAL ENERGY SURFACE IN THE $\mathrm{S}_{1}$ STATE.en_US
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